Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 786
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/19/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 35 - 68
    4  and insert:
    5  within another county, to finance, plan, and construct, or
    6  relocate infrastructure; to acquire land for public recreation,
    7  conservation, or protection of natural resources; to provide
    8  loans, grants, or rebates to residential or commercial property
    9  owners who make energy efficiency improvements to their
   10  residential or commercial property, if a local government
   11  ordinance authorizing such use is approved by referendum; or to
   12  finance the closure of county-owned or municipally owned solid
   13  waste landfills that have been closed or are required to be
   14  closed by order of the Department of Environmental Protection.
   15  Any use of the proceeds or interest for purposes of landfill
   16  closure before July 1, 1993, is ratified. The proceeds and any
   17  interest may not be used for the operational and maintenance
   18  expenses of infrastructure, unless the local government
   19  ordinance authorizing such use is approved by referendum as
   20  provided in this subsection or except that a county that has a
   21  population of fewer than 75,000 and that is required to close a
   22  landfill uses may use the proceeds or interest for long-term
   23  maintenance costs associated with landfill closure. Counties, as
   24  defined in s. 125.011, and charter counties may, in addition,
   25  use the proceeds or interest to retire or service indebtedness
   26  incurred for bonds issued before July 1, 1987, for
   27  infrastructure purposes, and for bonds subsequently issued to
   28  refund such bonds. Any use of the proceeds or interest for
   29  purposes of retiring or servicing indebtedness incurred for
   30  refunding bonds before July 1, 1999, is ratified.
   31         1. As used in For the purposes of this paragraph, the term
   32  “infrastructure” means:
   33         a. A Any fixed capital expenditure or fixed capital outlay
   34  associated with the construction, reconstruction, relocation, or
   35  improvement of public facilities that have a life expectancy of
   36  5 or more years and any related land acquisition, land
   37  improvement, design, permit compliance, and engineering costs,
   38  and costs incurred for studies or planning activities related to
   39  the public facilities.
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   42  And the title is amended as follows:
   43         Delete line 6
   44  and insert:
   45         infrastructure; revising the term “infrastructure”;
   46         authorizing a county to levy a